A Mysterious Collection - The Heritage of a Jewish Family Retrieved from Keszthely

In February 2019, a priceless hoard of coins and jewelry items was found buried in the town centre of Keszthely. The mysterious collection was likely hidden by a jewish family before deportation to a Nazi German death camp in 1944.

The collection of 2776 coins and some jewelry items were found during reconstruction work in the cellar of an old townhouse in the historical town centre of Keszthely.
Almost half of the coins are from the Roman-era territory of Pannonia that covers modern-day western Hungary. The other half are mostly antique European coins including from pre- and post-revolutionary France, 19th century German territories, and both Tsarist- and Soviet-era Russia. Some are from further afield including from British India, Japan and even Borneo.

According to monograms, dates appearing on jewelry items the collection was hidden by Pollák-Rosenberg family, before they were deported to the Zalaegerszeg internment camp on June 20, 1944, and then to Auschwitz on July 5th. None of them survived to make it home.

Promoter of the exhibition: The Council of Keszthely city

Visiting time of the collection:

every day from 9.30 am till 4.30 pm until 25/08/2019


News about the exhibition:

Last modified on Monday, 26 August 2019 14:06

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